New in iOS 6.1: Control Music Directly From Your iPhone When Connected to Car Stereo

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Have you been annoyed with the “Accessory Connected” screen when you connect your iPhone to the car stereo?

We’ve some good news. A reddit user has just pointed out that Apple has addressed this annoying issue in iOS 6.1.

These days most new cars offer integration with the iPhone, which makes it easy to connect and control the music on your iPhone seamlessly using your car stereo’s on-screen menus. But there has been one annoying problem with the integration. Prior to iOS 6.1, when you connect your iPhone to the car stereo it shows the “Accessory Connected” screen, this meant users didn’t have an option to use the iPhone to control the music and were instead forced to use the clunky user interface of the car stereo.

According to the reddit user, after upgrading to iOS 6.1, you don’t get the “Accessory Connected” screen when you connect your iPhone to the car stereo, thus allowing you to control music directly from your iPhone.

They removed the “Accessory Connected” screen when you have your iPhone connected to a stereo.

Now I can actually control my media and browse and choose my music on the phone rather than having to use the horrible and slow UI in my car to do it.

You should also able to control the music on your iPhone using your car stereo’s on-screen menus.

I haven’t been able to test this out yet, but based on the user’s comments looks like another hidden gem that was missed out in the iOS 6.1 release notes, at least for folks who connect their iPhone or iOS device to the car stereo.

Check out this post to find out what else is new in iOS 6.1.

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